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The Last Runaway [compact Disc]

By Tracy Chevalier

New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement.

In New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevalier’s newest historical saga, she introduces Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850, only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape.

Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality.

However, drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, Honor befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs.

A powerful journey brimming with color and drama, The Last Runaway is Tracy Chevalier’s vivid engagement with an iconic part of American history.

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

1 available at Northeast
  • CD F Chevalier [8 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781611761412


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Chevalier, Tracy
Summary: Forced to leave England and struggling with illness in the wake of a family tragedy, Quaker Honor Bright is forced to rely on strangers in the harsh landscape of 1850 Ohio and is compelled to join the Underground Railroad network to help runaway slaves escape to freedom.
Title: The last runaway [compact disc] / Tracy Chevalier.
Publisher Date: [New York] : Penguin Audio, 2013.
Subject: Quakers -- Fiction Underground Railroad -- Ohio -- Fiction. Ohio -- History -- 1787-1865 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781611761412
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Chevalier
Oclc: 794037286
Upc: 9781611761412
Bib Id: 418904

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Chevalier, Tracy
Summary: Forced to leave England and struggling with illness in the wake of a family tragedy, Quaker Honor Bright is forced to rely on strangers in the harsh landscape of 1850 Ohio and is compelled to join the Underground Railroad network to help runaway slaves escape to freedom.
Title: The last runaway [compact disc] / Tracy Chevalier.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: [New York] : Penguin Audio, 2013.
Description: 8 sound discs (ca. 540 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Quakers -- Fiction
Subjects: Underground Railroad -- Ohio -- Fiction.
Subjects: Ohio -- History -- 1787-1865 -- Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Reading, Kate
Notes: Cataloged from vendor record.
Notes: Compact disc.
Notes: Duration: ca. 9:00:00.
Notes: Read by Kate Reading.
ISBN: 9781611761412
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Chevalier
Medium: [compact disc]